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Wartime livery (1)

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West Hartlepool Corporation introduced a new fleet livery of Royal Dominion red and cream in 1934, the earlier striped livery having been found troublesome when panels became damaged. Roe-bodied Daimlers No.1 (EF6321), 7 and 10 (EF 5387 and 5390), are seen here posed in Upper Church Street in war-time. The hooded headlamps and white-tipped mudguards were to permit operation in black-out conditions, and bus roofs were now painted grey instead of cream to reduce visibility from above.

Donor : Mr. John Watson

Creator : unknown

Part of the "Hartlepool Transport Ltd." collection


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